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West Brom 3 Luton Town 2


A defeat is a defeat no matter how you dress it up, may be a familiar line, but can we take any positives from the loss to West Bromwich Albion?

Yes, we can!

After the opening day emphatic victory, against Peterborough United, confidence was high among the support but taking on West Bromwich Albion was always going to be a tough ask.

Relegated from the Premier League last season, West Brow are looking to bounce straight back and will give most sides in the Championship a tough game.

Unfortunately, the Hatters were caught out by their inability to eliminate individual errors from their game and a reluctance to deal with set-pieces into the box.

But, at 3-0 down, it would have been so easy to just capitulate, but Nathan Jones side did not.

They battled back and reduced the arrears when Harry Cornick scored and then with 16 minutes of stoppage time announced Pelly Ruddock-Mpanzu reduced the arrears further.

Still with 8 of those 16 minutes of stoppage time to play, the Hatters battled hard but could not get that equaliser they were chasing but it was a decent comeback after being under the cosh.

It was an effort that was appreciated by the Hatters support with the following posts on social media illustrating the point perfectly:

West Bromwich Albion
3 – 2
Luton Town

The Hawthorns


14/08/2021 3:00 pm

Referee: Tim Robinson

West Bromwich Albion Luton Town
Naismith (5) og, Robinson (36), Grant (66) Cornick (70), Mpanzu (90+8)
Johnstone Sluga
O'Shea Bree
Bartley Osho
Clarke 84 Naismith
Furlong Bell
Livermore Clark 60
Townsend Mpanzu
Diangana Cornick
Robinson 71 Adebayo 89
Grant 71 Onyedinma 45


Ajayi 84 Shea
71 Mendes Gomes
Phillips 71 Pereira
Reach Kioso 74
Kipre Lansbury 45
Button Muskwe 60
Tulloch Jerome 89

Game Statistics

18 Goal attempts 11
6 On Target 5
8 Corners 4
15 Fouls 9
2 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
46 % 54

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